It’s week two of the Hearthstone Global Games and we are already witnessing big surprises in certain matches. After just one week of this competition, Hearthstone Global Games proved to be very interesting tournament and it proved that the new and innovative approaches to certain eSports competitions, when done properly, can sometimes make the competition even better and more interesting than ever before. However, this was just what Hearthstone needed because in the last year or a bit more, it has become evident that the interest for this game has decrease in all parts of the world, mostly because the game did not bring anything new expect new patches and new updates. The team competition of the game usually played by one an individual player is the change that this game needed in order to stay relevant in the world of eSports.
South Korean Team
South Korean Hearthstone team has been one of the dark horses of this competition but after their first game in the Group C that might not be the case. Besides that, South Korean team was, by far, the biggest favorite for winning the first place in Group C but even that is doubtful now after only their first match in the group stage. In their first match they played against Slovakia and to a surprise of all the fans, Slovakia wiped the floor with South Korean team and they managed to win that match with the score 3-0. With this win, Slovakia will have the opportunity to claim the first place in the group while South Korean will entering the match with Hong Kong with the imperative of winning because if they fail to win that match they will be out of the competition for good.
However, the match between Slovakia and South Korea was not the only match in which we have witnessed big surprise. The match between Australia and New Zealand was also a match with the surprising outcome. Australia is perhaps the biggest contender for the first place in that group but they had problems with finding their footing in the match against New Zealand and in the end they were defeated in that match with the score 1-3. However, it seems that this win might not be enough for New Zealand to claim one of the first two places in the group because Russia and Argentina, other two teams in this group, have won their first matches with the score 3-0.
In other matches, Turkey, Japan, and Bulgaria also managed to claim their first victories at the Hearthstone Global Games and with those wins they made one huge step towards securing one of the first two positions in their groups. However, Japan lost two rounds to Israel and that might be a problem for them if it turns out that the situation in their group is close. The next matches of this tournament will feature the Netherlands goings against United States who are one of the biggest favorites for the win at this tournament. However, the Netherlands is also among those teams that might surprise everyone and achieve some very good result. Because of that, this will perhaps be the most interesting match of the first round of the Hearthstone Global Games.